Jonathan Schoop

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Jonathan Schoop
Jonathan Schoop on September 26, 2013.jpg
Tenure with the Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles – No. 6
Infielder
Born: (1991-10-16) October 16, 1991 (age 22)
Willemstad, Curacao
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 25, 2013 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
(through August 20, 2014)
Batting average .220
Hits 80
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 37
Teams

Jonathan Rufino Jezus Schoop (/skp/ skohp;[1] born October 16, 1991) is a Curaçaoan professional baseball infielder for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

Before he became a major leaguer, he played in the 2003 Little League World Series for Curacao.

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Minor Leagues[edit]

Schoop was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent in 2008. In 2011, Schoop along with Manny Machado represented the Orioles at the 2011 All-Star Futures Game.[2] He was awarded the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year, given to the best player in the Orioles minor league system.[3][4]

Schoop played for the Netherlands national baseball team at the 2012 European Baseball Championship.[5]

Prior to the 2012 season, Schoop was ranked by Baseball America as the Orioles third best prospect and the 82nd best overall.[6][7]

2013[edit]

Schoop was recalled by the Orioles from the Triple-A Norfolk Tides on September 3, 2013.[8]

In his first major league at-bat on September 25, 2013, Schoop hit a single off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Esmil Rogers. Two at-bats later, he hit his first career home run off Kyle Drabek, with a distance measured at 430 feet. He finished the game 2-for-3 with a home run, an RBI, a walk, and 3 runs scored.[9]

2014[edit]

On April 9, 2014, Schoop hit the second home run of his career against Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka, a towering 3 run shot over the left field foul pole at Yankee Stadium helping the Orioles to a 5-4 victory.

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